Bavarisaurus ('Bavarian lizard') is an extinct genus of basal lizard found in the Solnhofen limestone near Bavaria, Germany. A fossil skeleton found in the stomach region of a Compsognathus, a small theropod dinosaur,[1] was originally assigned to the genus, but was renamed to Schoenesmahl in 2017.[2]

Temporal range: Late Jurassic
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Bavarisauridae
Genus: Bavarisaurus
B. macrodactylus
Binomial name
Bavarisaurus macrodactylus
Hoffstetter, 1953


  1. ^ Nopcsa, F. (1903). "Neues ueber Compsognathus". Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie, Geologie und Palaeontologie (Stuttgart). 16: 476–494.
  2. ^ Conrad, J.L. (2017). "A new lizard (Squamata) was the last meal of Compsognathus (Theropoda: Dinosauria) and is a holotype in a holotype". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 183 (3): 584–634. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx055.

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